primary school

Chewton Primary School

We are a small school 5kms east of Castlemaine, Victoria. Our heritage building and stunning bush setting make our school both a welcoming and unique learning environment. Our school grounds offer a music garden, interpretative play space, outdoor stage, cubby building area, oval, playground equipment, quiet spaces and a wood-fired oven. We make use of the bush behind the school for learning activities and regular family cook ups. 

Chewton Primary was recently nominated for a National Reconciliation Award and we are incredibly proud to have our Reconciliation Action Plan published by Narragunnawali. We are also the proud recipients of the Victorian Sustainability 2023 ResourceSmart Schools Award for curriculum leadership. In 2024 we won the Victorian School of the Year in the Resource Smart Sustainability awards.

School of the year award

Chewton primary school

Sustainability School of the Year

Resource Smart Awards 2024

Congratulations Chewton Primary School for outstanding achievement in Sustainability. 

This School's award nominated Reconciliation Action Plan shows its strong bond with the community. Its Koorie Engagement Support Officer, Djaara elder Aunty Kerri, along with Kath Coff from Nalderun Aboriginal Education Corporation work with staff to ensure First Nations perspectives and pedagogy are part of the school program. In 2023 the school introduced a weekly sustainability class for the entire school. Students participate in Connectin Country workshops where they learn about biodiversity. 

The school cares for its nearby reserve and Forest Creek. Students collaborate with Post Office Hill Action Group on revegetation projects.

Students launched a Dog Poop Protest to educate walkers around Forest Creek about the danger of leaving dog poo near the waterway. This mission was later supported by Parks Victoria. In 2023 and 2024 over 300 people joined the school's Reconciliation Walk, where this 3 star school showed its strong environmental leadership.

Resource Smart Victoria 2024


Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Djaara people as the Traditional Custodians of the Land that we live and learn on. This Land has never been ceded. We thank them for the care they have taken and continue to take of Dja Dja Wurrung Country: the rivers, mountains, trees and water. We would like to acknowledge Elders past and present and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in keeping Culture alive.

Bunjil the eagle over setting sun logo used with permission of Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Corporation

Vision Statement

At Chewton Primary School, our students are curious, confident, grounded and connected locally and globally, as champions of positive change in the world. Our students are critical and creative thinkers and learners. Our students have a strong sense of self and are responsible, resilient and independent. We care for, celebrate and value everyone in our community and foster a strong sense of belonging for all.

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